Saturday, January 11, 2014

21 days to make it a habit (Day 8)

Snowboarding was SO much fun. I am exhausted but I did a lot better than the last time I went. I actually had to go on the lift alone (my friend got stuck in the snow and the lift came too soon) which was my worst nightmare. The lift is the scariest part for me because I fall every single time I try to get off. I don't know what it is but somewhere from standing up to getting down that little hill gives me an anxiety attack (not literally but I feel so nervous). Anyway, because I had no choice but to face my fear alone and to be the first one up the mountain I took that time to pray. I don't know that I have ever prayed out loud before, but I did and I prayed for courage, no injury and to be fearless. It may have been the high altitude or the praying out loud or merely  me just hearing my own fears that something changed today and I tried my hardest. I have been snowboarding before a couple times but after the first couple of falls I always feel defeated. I can stay up for a little while but whenever I get nervous or go too fast I just fall down. Today I didn't do that. I actually tried to make changes and it worked. I got down the mountain all by myself and felt great doing it. I was, however, extremely sore in my legs. I think that is due to using my toes to balance at the top of the mountain (using my calf muscles) or doing a workout this morning before going.

slept: 8 hours

This morning I woke up at 6 am and went to Iris' for our Saturday workout. I was so happy I did that because even though I can easily cancel to sleep in, I always feel so much better afterward. We did a partner/station workout (see workout tab) and abs.

When I got home Steven made us a delicious breakfast (see food tab) and had all our gear ready to rock. Shaunna and her husband, Jason, came at 8:45 and we headed up to Loveland. The traffic was terrible but we made it and today was super successful.

Tonight I went to the grocery store. I bought some simply 100 chobani greek yogurt and protein bars for the week. We haven't been able to have dairy or "processed" food on the cleanse but I feel like greek yogurt (as long as it is less than 9 g of sugar) is a great source of protein for a snack. I have noticed it makes me a little bloated but in the same sense, I love how full I feel. The protein bars I got had a great balance and the nutrients seemed pretty decent for being processed. I could understand most the ingredients and I LOVEEEE protein bars for a snack. It also helps me curb my sugar cravings when I have them.

Tomorrow I start my training for the first 10k. Each day is very planned out so I can be as efficient as possible. This past week was my last wishy-washy workout this means business :)

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